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Dr Philippa Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychology

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After completing her first degree at Durham University, Philippa held a research assistant post at the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre (BPNRC) and was later awarded a PhD studentship which she completed in 2010. Her PhD, supervised by Prof David Kennedy, Prof Andrew Scholey and Dr Jonothan Reay, investigated the effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on cognitive function in healthy children and adults. Following her PhD, Philippa was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to continue her investigation of the effects of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, on cognitive function and cerebral blood flow in older adults. She is now the Associate Director of the BPNRC, leads the fatty acid research group and is also principal or co-investigator for a number of industry funded projects with a focus on novel nutritional interventions. 

Campus Address

NB402a



Qualifications

  • Psychology PhD June 10 2010
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) July 18 2003

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Acute Post-Prandial Cognitive Effects of Brown Seaweed Extract in Humans, Haskell, C., Jackson, P., Dodd, F., Forster, J., Bérubé, J., Levinton, C., Kennedy, D. 13 Jan 2018, In: Nutrients
  • The acute and chronic cognitive and cerebral blood flow effects of a sideritis scardica (Greek mountain tea) extract, Wightman, E., Jackson, P., Khan, J., Forster, J., Heiner, F., Feistel, B., Suarez, C., Pischel, I., Kennedy, D. 24 Jul 2018, In: Nutrients
  • The acute effects of caffeinated black coffee on cognition and mood in healthy young and older adults, Haskell, C., Jackson, P., Forster, J., Dodd, F., Bowerbank, S., Kennedy, D. 30 Sep 2018, In: Nutrients
  • Volatile Terpenes and Brain Function, Kennedy, D., Okello, E., Chazot, P., Howes, M., Ohiomokhare, S., Jackson, P., Haskell, C., Khan, J., Forster, J., Wightman, E. 7 Aug 2018, In: Nutrients
  • Cognitive and Mood Effects of a Nutrient Enriched Breakfast Bar in Healthy Adults, Kennedy, D., Wightman, E., Forster, J., Khan, J., Haskell, C., Jackson, P. 7 Dec 2017, In: Nutrients
  • DHA supplementation alone or in combination with other nutrients does not modulate cerebral hemodynamics or cognitive function in healthy older adults, Jackson, P., Forster, J., Bell, G., Dick, J., Younger, I., Kennedy, D. 9 Feb 2016, In: Nutrients
  • Multivitamins and minerals modulate whole-body energy metabolism and cerebral blood-flow during cognitive task performance: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, Kennedy, D., Stevenson, E., Jackson, P., Dunn, S., Wishart, K., Bieri, G., Barella, L., Carne, A., Dodd, F., Robertson, B., Forster, J., Haskell, C. 11 Feb 2016, In: Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Promoting brain health through exercise and diet in older adults: A physiological perspective, Jackson, P., Pialoux, V., Corbett, D., Drogos, L., Erickson, K., Eskes, G., Poulin, M. 15 Aug 2016, In: Journal of Physiology
  • Shining a light on the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the brain: The relationship between cerebral blood flow parameters and cognition, Patan, M., Jackson, P. Dec 2016, In: Lipid Technology
  • Cocoa flavanols increase cerebral haemoglobin levels acutely during cognitive task performance in healthy young adults, Haskell, C., Jackson, P., Forster, J., Laverick, B., Sutherland, K. Oct 2015

PGR Supervision

Michael Patan The effects of bioavailable omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, delivered at bedtime, on brain function, sleep, cognition and mood in healthy adults Start: 01/03/2016


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